The Saenz family are honored to learn that the students at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park selected them as one of five families to benefit from this year’s SJ5K on May 1st. The race takes place at the Park and will start at the Varsity Stadium behind Canton HS.
The SJ5K stands for Super Jess, a nickname given to then student Jesse Lindlbauer who suffered a ruptured brain abscess brought on by a sinus infection leaking into his brain in late 2010. The students at the Park rallied around Jesse and created the race to help the family deal with his many medical and home modification expenses associated with his illness.
Today, the event in Jesse’s name continues on to help other members of the Plymouth-Canton community affected by major life challenges. To date, the SJ5K has raised over $230,000 to assist fourteen families in five years.
Terri is honored to be selected for this year’s event. The Saenz family are in year two of Terri’s ALS diagnosis. They are presently in a two-story home in Canton. With the funds from this race, they hope to sell their home and move into a ranch-style home or condo with a first floor master bed and bath. Funds will be used to adapt that home for Terri’s eventual needs.
The community is invited to register to walk in this important race that will help five families from the Plymouth-Canton area. More information can be found at www.sj5k.org.